Ballaghmore Castle is a unique place. Set in the Irish midlands in County Laois, it is the perfect setting for a relaxing rural break.
Ballaghmore Castle set in a beautiful area located between Roscrea and Borris-in-Ossory in County Laois. Ballaghmore Castle was built in 1480 by the Gaelic chieftain Mac Giollaphadraig (now called Fitzpatrick), meaning son of the servant of Patrick. A sheela-na-gig carved in stone is on the front facing wall, a pagan fertility symbol to ward off evil.
Tips from locals
Do visit Roscrea Castle & Monaincha Abbey which are nearby.